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Title: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: KathrynPorterDrapeau on March 06, 2014, 10:30:11 am
Paid conference attendees will receive hotel details on March 7 from the AHA. The AHA has protected numerous hotel rooms and paid attendees will get the information first.

Hint: To ensure a room at one of the conference hotels closest to the venue, have your conference registration paid before 8:00 am MT, March 7 and book your hotel room before March 12, when this web page (http://www.ahaconference.org/hotel-travel/hotel/) (http://www.ahaconference.org/hotel-travel/hotel/)) will be populated with general information regarding all conference hotels.

The AHA has secured as many rooms as possible in the downtown area. To ensure all attendees have access to a room, hotels on the outskirts of town will become available as well. The AHA will provide limited round-trip transportation to hotels outside of downtown. Room rates range from $115-149, depending on the location.
Title: Re: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: ynotbrusum on March 06, 2014, 08:03:33 pm
Great to hear!  I tried to get a room nearby and the hotels were reflecting a booked up status, so this is nice....thanks a ton!
Title: Re: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: hortoncd on March 07, 2014, 10:25:13 am
We got the email, and the dates are two days off from the actual dates of the conference.  That should probably be fixed on the web page.
Title: Re: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: Jimmy K on March 07, 2014, 11:07:45 am
We got the email, and the dates are two days off from the actual dates of the conference.  That should probably be fixed on the web page.
The room blocks start earlier for anyone who wants to partake in Tuesday/Wednesday activities. You can reserve whatever days you want within the block through Sunday.
Title: Re: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: hortoncd on March 07, 2014, 11:27:27 am
I understand it starts early.  It said the Tuesday the 8th or Wednesday the 9th through Sat. the 12th.  The dates were wrong, but have been fixed since then.
Title: Re: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: udubdawg on March 07, 2014, 12:01:52 pm
Glad they fixed the dates.  Wouldn't want someone showing up the wrong week:

Devos Place schedule:
Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2014  American Homebrewers Association 2014 Conference
Jun 16 - Jun 19, 2014  American Baptist Association 2014 National Meeting

 ;D
Might be a few less kegs of beer at one of those than the other.
Title: Re: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: dbeechum on March 07, 2014, 12:54:21 pm
My favorite was still 2004 in Chicago when the hotel had us scheduled at the same time as a big baptist meeting and a big AA meeting. :)
Title: Re: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: pjj2ba on March 08, 2014, 04:41:09 pm
All downtown hotels sold out already?  A glitch?  It is looking like I'll have to find a room elsewhere >:(
Title: Re: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: S. cerevisiae on March 08, 2014, 04:45:04 pm
I booked my hotel room shortly after receiving the e-mail message yesterday.   
Title: Re: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: pjj2ba on March 08, 2014, 05:09:47 pm
We have family in MI, so we had to decide when to visit family and then when we would arrive.  It appears we waited too long.
Title: Re: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: KathrynPorterDrapeau on March 08, 2014, 07:06:06 pm
For those of you who have already registered and have the hotels page, I just posted another hotel to the website (Crowne Plaza). We have plenty of rooms. I'll continue to add hotels as needed.

Thanks!
Kathryn
Title: Re: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: mr_bob on March 08, 2014, 09:11:00 pm
Are all the Hotels downtown now sold out? Staying at the airport (10+ miles away) is really not very fun.
Title: Re: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: bonjour on March 08, 2014, 09:29:31 pm
See Kathryn's post above.  Rooms are available.
Title: Re: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: mr_bob on March 08, 2014, 09:40:46 pm
Yes, I saw Kathryn's post. The Crowne Plaza is at the airport and 10.3 miles away.  At city speeds that would be 20-30 minutes out.

I was just wondering if all the downtown stuff is now gone. I just did not expect that.

Staying that far away really is an entirely different experience.
Title: Re: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: KathrynPorterDrapeau on March 09, 2014, 11:09:58 am
The AHA secured as many rooms as possible in the downtown area. To ensure all attendees have access to a room at a discounted rate, hotels on the outskirts of town have also been included. The AHA will provide limited round-trip transportation to hotels outside of downtown.
Title: Re: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 09, 2014, 11:26:47 am
Yes, I saw Kathryn's post. The Crowne Plaza is at the airport and 10.3 miles away.  At city speeds that would be 20-30 minutes out.

I was just wondering if all the downtown stuff is now gone. I just did not expect that.

Staying that far away really is an entirely different experience.
Google maps has it at 15 min. I-196 to I-96 to the airport from Amway Grand.
Title: Re: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: KathrynPorterDrapeau on March 10, 2014, 10:32:13 am
I just called one of the downtown hotels and they still have rooms. Check the hotel web page you received from me or the AHA for details. I've posted that hotel at the top of the page.
Title: Re: AHA Conference Hotels
Post by: plowhandle on March 11, 2014, 07:13:39 pm
I just called one of the downtown hotels and they still have rooms. Check the hotel web page you received from me or the AHA for details. I've posted that hotel at the top of the page.

They do, but from just on Saturday night or some other odd nights.  Unless you are taking to someone there with more pull than I got.
For just $13 extra we found a room only 3 miles away.  Scared to let it go and book one 20+ minutes away until there is more detail on the shuttle.

Beer City USA maybe, Hotel City USA, definitely not!!!